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A morning wheeze and chest pop with sharp pain

Hi All,

For the past three weeks, upon waking up, I take a deep breath, hear a wheeze, feel a pop and some sharp pain and then it goes away. Through the day I cough on purpose because I feel like I have to clear something. Sometimes I do but most of the time nothing comes up. When it does come up I can't tell if it's coming from my chest or my throat. I have a chronic post nasal drip.

This doesn't happen every morning. It's happened the way I described it maybe 5 times over the 3 weeks and in a lesser way a few other times. The first day it happened I went to urgent Care who listened to my lungs and heard nothing... They also did a chest x-ray which was clear. I then went to my general practitioner for some urinary problems I was having and had him listen too. He also heard nothing.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance everyone!
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Hello and welcome to the forum.  We are glad you saw your doctor.  The good news is that we know your lungs are fine but I am not sure what is going on.  I found this article that discusses 'popping' in the chest. https://www.healthline.com/health/sternum-popping#causes  It gives a lot of potential causes and I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are talking about.  But on the list is anxiety.  Do you have some anxiety that you deal with?  
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Hi Sara! Thanks for the response. I read that article earlier today and some of the possibilities listed are certainly possible. My only confusion then was regarding the wake up wheeze.

Again, I appreciate you're response!

Have a great night
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